21 November 2005

I found my life's song...

By Nicole Nordeman

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest.
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all the who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such 'n such... it wouldn't matter much.

I won't lie, it feels all right to see your name in lights.
We all need an "Atta boy" or "Atta girl,"
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world.

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough to make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering;
A child of mercy and grace who blessed Your name unapologetically...
And leave that kind of legacy.

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy.
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon destroy.


Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred,
Just want to hear instead, "Well done good and faithful one."



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